Acura TL Ignition (Key will not turn)

Asked by Nov 27, 2010 at 01:58 PM about the 1996 Acura TL 3.2 Premium FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Help  ....  I cannot get my key to turn in the ignition. I have jiggled it to death and have tried rocking the car, newer key, etc and I am at a loss.  Anyone with ANY suggestions at all will be appreciated.

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wrong key

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that happens on my 06 350z every once in a while i have to turn it almost to the point where it feels like its gonna break and it finally tuens

I wish !!!

5,165

the ignition system is faulty. get it replaced.

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The same thing started happening to my TL. I ended up getting two new keys from the dealer and it happens less frequently now. I've found that the "key" is to turn the key as gently as you can. When I was wiggling the key a lot to try to get it to turn, it wouldn't work. If I would gently turn the key, and do it slowly, it would turn just fine.

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Turn the steering wheel while turning the key - the steering wheel locks sometimes and the key won't turn - happened in all my acuras

Honda and Acura has same lock system. They tend to get stuck with time, Here are few videos which can help you in repairing the lock: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=T01989YN2Ew

for even newer cars, Repairing is little different. Check video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEfTLbXYqng

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